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Welcome to Camp Scugog's
Nature School

Let your child connect with nature this summer through outdoor play and child-led exploration.

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Summer Day Camp

Camp Scugog's Nature School offers enrichment day programming that encourages children to deepen their relationship with the Earth through curiosity, experiential learning, and child-led outdoor play.

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A morning-only “parent-and-tot” program for little ones aged 1 to 4 with their guardians and/or caregivers participate in storytelling, songs, and outdoor play.

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A half-day introductory program for kids aged 4 to 8, that aims to develop children’s relationship with nature and increasing their comfort outdoors.

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A full-day program for young, curious, and fast-growing minds aged 4 to 8 who will benefit from expanding their knowledge of the outdoor world while having fun.

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A weekly program for youth aged 9 to 13 to engage with all aspects of the natural environment and build confidence and independence through a variety of inquiry-based activities.

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A series of monthly workshops to fulfill the curious young minds of kids aged 9 to 13, where youth can shape their interests as they learn and grow in nature.

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A week-long nature adventure program where children will be outdoors: playing, exploring, and having fun!

A weekly summer day camp where campers learn to become more comfortable outdoors, build confidence, and learn new skills. 

Session Dates

Spring Session 1: March 18th, 2024  – April 26th, 2024

Spring Session 2: May 13th, 2024 – June 14th, 2024

Summer Day Camp 2024: July 1 - 5, July 15 - 19, July 22 - 26, Aug 6 - 9, Aug 12 - 16

Is Camp Scugog's Nature School right for your child?
Here are some options to help you decide!

At Nature School, learning is...

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Play-Based

Nature School recognizes the importance of play in a child’s development, and its integral role in their cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being. As said by Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research”.

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Inquiry-Based

Nature School focuses on inquiry-based learning which builds on children’s natural curiosity about the world in which they live. It places their questions and ideas at the centre of the learning experience.

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Experiential

Nature School provides children ample opportunities to learn by doing, reflecting on the process, encouraging them to take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for their results.

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Place-Based

Nature School builds a foundation of knowledge through a focus on local nature, culture, and community are central to the lessons learned at Camp Scugog's Nature School.

Bumblebee Parent

 “Marta had the most wonderful time at forest school! We’ve signed her up for winter at her absolute insistence!”
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